Mike Stevens | Jul 7, 2010

Honda Australia has this week announced local availability of the 2010 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, following its overseas launch last September.

Although largely unchanged from the 2009 model, the updated 'blade does get one mechanical update in the form of an increased-diameter flywheel for greater inertia.

On the styling front, the 2010 CBR1000RR gets three new colour schemes: Silver Metallic and Pearl Fire Orange, Graphite Black and Victory Red, and Graphic Black and Pearl Sunbeam White.

There is also a new muffler cover "for enhanced appearance," and a functional upgrade to the number-plate stay, making for easier removal on track days.

The 2010 CBR1000RR is available from dealers nationally now with an MLP of $17,990 (standard) and $18,990 (ABS).

 

2010 Honda CBR1000RR Specifications

  • Model: CBR1000RR / CBR1000RR C-ABS
  • Engine Type: 999cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 76mm x 55.1mm
  • Compression ratio: 12.3:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
  • Induction: Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI)
  • Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping
  • Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed

Suspension
Front: 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.3 inches travel
Rear: Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.4 inches travel

Brakes
Front: Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full-floating 320mm discs
Rear: Single 220mm disc; Honda Electronic Combined ABS

Tires
Front: 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear: 190/50ZR-17 radial

Wheelbase: 55.4 inches

After consecutive wins in Motorcycle USA's Superbike Smackdown, the Honda CBR1000RR doesn't need a facelift.
Rake: 23.3°

Trail: 96.2mm (3.8 inches)

Seat Height: 32.3 inches

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